The World's Biggest Bartending Competition Is About More Than Gimmicks and Garnishes

“It's not just about liquor—it’s about really putting your emotions in what you believe in and what you stand for.”


Poisonous Plants Are the Inspiration for These Intense Cocktails

Make an extraction one way and it could be a tonic; make it another and it could be toxic.


You Can Now Buy Special Water Just for Mixing with Whiskey

Old Limestone's creators say that you can definitely taste the difference.


How to Make Fancy Cocktails When You're Broke as Hell

We talked to mixologist Tess Posthumus about the best craft cocktails to make at home if you're on a tight budget.


This Hong Kong Bar Owner Learned How to Make Cocktails on Wikipedia

Little Lab—which specializes in Chinese twists of classic cocktails—got famous for a cocktail that played on sweet pork knuckle and vinegar stew.


How to Be A Creative Bartender When Everything’s Been Done

Gabriella Mlynarczyk took her experience working in the cutthroat fashion industry behind the bar, where she finds inspiration using unlikely ingredients including bee pollen, frankincense, and fat-washed simple syrups in her cocktails at Birch.


Inside the Bar That's Setting Bali's Craft Cocktail Scene on Fire

The Balinese village of Ubud—made famous by Elizabeth Gilbert's navel-gazing memoir—has become a magnet for tourists looking to find themselves. Luckily, the Night Rooster offers enlightenment through complex cocktails layered with local ingredients.


Barbacking Is Damn Hard

Every bartender has someone who is slicing his fruit, marrying his well, passing him bottles, and trying desperately to stay the hell out of the way.


Think Deep Thoughts When You Make Death & Co's Joy Division Cocktail

Like the Ian Curtis's vocals, Death & Co's Joy Division is complex, dry, and highly potent. It's also deceptively simple—just Cointreau, absinthe, dry vermouth, and dry gin.


The 13 Best Cocktail Bars in Austin

From the oldest hotel bar in the city to a mid-century space hidden in a parking garage, here are the best spots to grab a proper cocktail in Austin.


This Catholic Priest Makes a Better Martini Than You

Father William Dailey is a noted priest and lawyer who is currently the Thomas More Fellow at Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics & Culture. During his off-hours, however, he’s a major cocktail geek.


This Tarragon-Infused Punch Only Takes 10 Minutes to Make

This punch is as aesthetically pleasing as it is delicious, and the combo of rum, brandy, and Prosecco will knock your ass out if you don’t pace yourself.